Meet Our Builders: A Brief Look at Five Custom Builders

Meet Our Builders: A Brief Look at Five Custom Builders

In your search for new homes in Dripping Springs, be sure to add Caliterra to your list of possibilities. It’s a master-planned community 20 miles southwest of downtown Austin, off Hwy. 290 on Ranch Road 12. The charming small town is close enough to Austin and San Marcos to make it an easy trip for big-city resources.

For times when you don’t want to venture far, you’ll find boutique shopping, several vineyards, and more right in Dripping Springs. Caliterra features a variety of builders with each having their own styles. The community wanted residents to have the home that fit their lifestyle and tastes, so it selected a handful of builders with experience in the Texas Hill Country building.

This post highlights five of the custom builders welcoming families to their new homes in communities near Austin.










Sterling Custom Homes

Sterling Custom Homes has built high-quality custom homes in premier communities around Austin since 1989. The company cares about protecting the environment that it has completed the Certified Green Professional Program and has three Certified Green Professionals on staff.

In addition to specializing in green building technologies, they’ve earned their Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation from the National Association of Home Builders. They’ve won many awards including the Texas Custom Builder of the Year three times at the STAR awards.

They’ve developed optimized systems to streamline the custom home building process. Their core values include unparalleled honesty, integrity, and professionalism, all of which helps them build everlasting relationships with every client.

Arbogast Custom Homes

Since 2005, founder Tod Arbogast has applied his big box commercial retail and broad business experience to providing clients with outstanding service and superior quality custom homes. Recognized as 2018 Custom Builder of the Year by the Home Builder Association of Greater Austin, Arbogast Custom Homes works to eco-friendly and green homes using their roadmap to building custom homes.

The company’s cornerstones consist of exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail, and building with integrity. They also work to deliver superior quality homes and provide outstanding service for every homeowner.

Lake Travis Builders

For more than 25 years, Brent and Melanie Allison of Lake Travis Builders have built homes around Austin and, of course, Lake Travis. They choose to stay small and build only a dozen homes every year to provide clients with an intimate home building experience. They know the neighborhoods well because they live, play, and work there.

Their core principles consist of strict quality control, positive building experience, and great pricing. This move has paid off in many awards including 2017 Custom Builder of the Year from the Max Awards.

Sommerfeld Construction Inc.

A family-owned and operated company with more than 35 years of experience, Sommerfled Construction Inc. specializes in building in Dripping Springs and surrounding areas. The home builder’s core tenets entail creating relationships with clients based on honesty, integrity, and service. They have high standards for quality and craftsmanship.

Sommerfeld has a meticulous quality control process in place to ensure they achieve the quality homeowners expect in designing a home they love.

Alkire Construction

A family-based business based in Austin, Alkire Construction started out as a green, energy-efficient builder. Over time, they morphed into a luxury design and building firm while maintaining the best current green building practices. They design homes with thoughtfulness, purpose, and serenity.

They believe the design process is essential to building efficient and beautiful homes that allow them to create long-lasting relationships with their clients.

The Caliterra community not only has high-quality home builders designing homes, but also a unique community that creates experiences that make you feel as you move through the neighborhood. All five are custom builders that build on specific homesites.

If you are interested in a custom home, contact Jeff Edgar, Director of Sales for custom home sites in Caliterra. For more information about Caliterra, please contact us.